Photos: Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation Benefit

19th Annual Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation Collaboration For A Cure Benefit Dinner

The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation hosted its 19th annual Collaborating for a Cure Benefit Dinner & Auction last night, Thursday, November 10 at Cipriani Wall Street in downtown Manhattan. The fundraiser, which brought in $2.5 million for cancer research, posthumously honored footwear industry icon (and Villa Maria owner) Vince Camuto. His wife, Louise Camuto, Chief Creative Officer of Camuto Group, accepted the honor in memory of her late husband.  The benefit featured a musical performance by Roger Daltrey of The Who and was emceed by Chris Wragge,  co-anchor of CBS 2 News This Morning. 

19th Annual Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation Collaboration For A Cure Benefit Dinner

Attendees, many of whom are also East Enders, included: Marion and Dr. Samuel Waxman (Founder and CEO, Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation), Michael Nierenberg (Host, 18th Annual Collaborating for a Cure & Chairman, Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation), Elin Nierenberg (Host, 18th Annual Collaborating for a Cure), Chris Wragge (Co-Anchor, CBS 2 News This Morning), Louise Camuto (Chief Creative Officer, Camuto Group), Roger Daltrey of the Who (Special Musical Guest), Willie Nile (Surprise Musical Guest), Spencer Waxman (President, Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation), Hugh Hildesley (Executive Vice President & Auctioneer, Sotheby’s), Kenneth Fishel (Board of Directors, Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation), David Hinkelman (Board of Directors, Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation), Robert Kantor (Board of Directors, Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation), Howard Kurz (Board of Directors, Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation), Howard Shlafmitz (Board of Directors, Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation), Baron Silverstein (Board of Directors, Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation), Dena K. Weiner (Board of Directors, Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation), Mary Kantor (Honorary Board Member, Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation), John Varvatos (Fashion Designer), Joyce Varvatos (Art consultant & Advisor) and Jean Shafiroff (Philanthropist & Author).

* All photos by Patrick McMullan and Rob Rich. See individual images for captions and credit. 

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